Musa Family History
Musa Name Meaning
Arabic: from the personal name Mūsā an Arabic form of the name of the Biblical prophet Moses . The Koran says (19:51): ‘He was especially chosen and he was a Messenger and a Prophet.’ It was borne by the seventh imam of the Shiite Muslims Mūsā al-Kāẓim (c. 745–799 imam from 765). This surname is found among both Muslims and Christians in part as an Arabized form of any of the Assyrian/Chaldean variants such as Moshe and Moushe. Compare Moosa Mosa Mousa Moussa and Mussa . Croatian: from the Muslim personal name Musa a Turkish form of the Biblical name Moses (see 1 above). This surname originated as a nickname during the Turkish occupation of the Balkans. Albanian: from Musë (definite form Musa) a short form of the Muslim personal name Mustafa or from the Muslim personal name Musa a Turkish form of the Biblical name Moses (see 1 above). Italian (southern): habitational name from a place called Musa particularly the one in Melito di Porto Salvo in Reggio Calabria and the one in Nissorìa in Enna province Sicily.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022